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Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaaf chief Imran Khan. – File Photo by Reuters

MIRPURKHAS: Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaaf chairman Imran Khan said on Saturday that his party would go to court if Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf did not write a letter to Swiss authorities over the money laundering case.

About his party’s strategy for the general election, he said an alliance with the Jamaat-i-Islami could be considered, but he ruled out any understanding with the Pakistan Muslim League-N because Nawaz Sharif “is as much to blame for the existing mess as President Asif Zardari”.

The PTI chief made the observations during a public meeting near Hyderabad and at a press conference in Mirpurkhas.

At Mirpurkhas, he accused President Asif Ali Zardari of having deposited $60 million in Swiss banks. He alleged that Pakistan Muslim League-N chief Nawaz Sharif was “equally corrupt and has a huge amount in foreign banks”.

Imran Khan said it was amazing that a man who was an accused in a massive corruption case had been made prime minister.

He said PTI, unlike People’s Party and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, was not a party of the status quo.

He called upon Karachi police to change their attitude in order to bring a semblance of sanity back to the city. Karachi needed a campaign against illegal weapons to fight the menacing rise in street crime.

He said rulers had no time to attend to Balochistan’s problems because they were “too busy saving their seats”.

FAIR POLLS: Speaking at a public gathering in Abdul Hadi Nizamani village, near Hyderabad, Imran Khan said free and fair elections were not possible as long as president Zardari was in charge.

He predicted “big things” before March, when the government would complete its five-year term.

“Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf will only protect the president’s corruption since he, too, is an accused in a corruption case involving a staggering sum of Rs400 billion,” the PTI chief observed.

He claimed that he got a “good response” during tours of Sindh and Balochistan.


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